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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Math Vocabulary Flip Journal Freebie

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Today is my birthday! :) YIKES, another year older!  I'm celebrating the day by doing laundry and cleaning out the garage... then I will go out to dinner tonight with family!

I have a great freebie for you today.  Our last math unit, fourth grade, Unit 1, features a boat load of geometry terms.  I knew in order to be successful on the test students needed to really know the definition of each of these terms.  We had already taken a lot of notes in our JAM journal (Journal About Math) when I originally taught the concepts, but realized my kids needed more.  This led me to create this freebie....

Vocabulary Math Flip Book
This is a half page flip book.  The first page contains both the front and back cover...  Just cut along the faint black line.
The second page are the inside pages.  Print out two of these pages and then copy them back to page.  Again, cut along the faint black line to separate the pages.
On the inside students write the vocabulary word, draw a picture in the middle, and write the definition on the bottom.

I found this flip book was an easy go to for students to study.  Easy to store in their desk, easy to take home, easy to flip the pages to study their vocabulary words, easy reference for when completing their work.  You get the picture... it made  things easy.
Now at the beginning of each math unit I have students assemble a new math flip book for that unit.  I went through the unit to count how many vocabulary word I wanted them to know and then copied that many pages for each student.
I hope this can be useful for your students too!  Have a great rest of the weekend!

Friday, September 21, 2012

New and Improved!

Notice something new?!?!  I am terribly excited to reveal my new website design!  I love it, everything I wanted for my website!  Thank you to Christi from Design by Christi for this new blog makeover! :)


Friday, September 14, 2012

Free Game Friday- Monster Math

Check out these free games created by Reagan from Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits....

How cute are these Monsters?  They would make a great math station game for the month of October.  The age range for these is K-2, however I would not hesitate to use them with my fourth graders.  Believe me, they can always use the practice of putting together two number to equal 10 or 20.  This would also be a great activity to use with your intervention students.

This math game is similar to concentration and my card game Turn Over 10.  Students flip over the cards make matches that when added together equal 10.

Here is the more advanced version of Monster Math.  For this one students have to make matches that equal 20.


Friday, September 7, 2012

Free Game Friday - Featuring Creative Classroom 123

You know what time it is!!  Free Game Friday!!

By now you should be in full swing of teaching expectations and modeling each of your Guided-Math stations.  Remember take - your - time with this!  Don't rush getting math stations started!  Teach a few basic math games to start.  You don't want to overwhelm your students with too many games/directions/choices.

I have a few games for you today that come from Michelle of Creative Classroom 123!  She has quite a few free math games that are fun, interactive, and visually appealing!  I love them!  Check them out...

1.  Penguin Dial a Sum - Student turn the dial on the penguin to practice basic math facts.

2.  Spring Fraction Matching Cards - Kind of like memory/match, students match the fraction with the coordinating picture.

3.  Monster Problem Solving - Students use the monsters to help solve the word problems!  Would be great as a October themed math game!